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posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 11:28 AM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: MarkJS

This is just a bunch of unrelated events compiled into a list to make the world seem like it is going to s#. But all that highlights is the fearmongering and attention that mass media likes to throw at bad news, because bad news gets them more viewers.

the post submitted speaks for itself. Sorry if you don't comprehend the inter-relation of the items listed and the point I was making. Have a nice day.




posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 11:31 AM
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I ate PB&J this morning....GMO!

i drove to work... there was a driver staring at me during a red light, he might be a terrorist.

I got to work...my supervisor called me in to see how is my work going...i think i m gonna get fired.

i took a lunch break, a bunch of people spoke in non english language and laughed, they were looking at me i think.

It was extremely sunny for a October 20th, 11:27 am.


I think the world is agiants me!



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 11:39 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t


How many people do YOU know personally that have Ebola or were in bodily fluid contact with someone who was?
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Silly notion. I've never seen anyone die, ever.

I guess then that death is over rated. Silly me.



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 11:40 AM
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I don't think anyone here is saying this is not real or equating it to any fairy tail except metaphorically.
This thread is more about some exaggerated responses to a very minor or in some cases non-existent threat. Of course the threat is real and dangerous in west Africa but making a woman who vomits on an airplane spend her entire trip in a bathroom is just an overblown and totally unwarranted response. ply to: intrptr


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posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 11:41 AM
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a reply to: MarkJS

Oh, I'm not saying that they aren't real issues. But they certainly aren't as dire as the media is making them out to be and the reason you think so is because of the media. But way to talk to me without addressing any points.



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 11:41 AM
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originally posted by: MarkJS
From an eschatological view, if Ebola is actually receding, it would be a phenomenon that is indeed against the current tide of degeneration of other developing trends. It would be tremendous news! If it's all just hype and US Ebola cases are actually going to zero, many people's reactions to Ebola would just be thought of as simple paranoia. Way over the top, as it were.

Because all the other news events in the world have been getting progressively worse. Should I make a short list?
o ecology
-Fukishima radiation leakage
-mass die-offs
-general pollution in the world
-manmade global warming (debatable)
-global warming not manmade
-increased volcanic activity all around the world
-bigger and stronger hurricanes/typhoons every year
o war
-mideast shenanigans
-Korea / China
-China / Japan
-Russian subs spying near Norway
-Russia / Ukraine
-Russia / Crimea
o Finances
-dollar losing value
-Euro taking a beating somewhat (could be wrong on this)
-outsourcing of American jobs
-H1-B visas replacing almost all domestic American IT jobs
-Almost all doctors in America are foreigners now.
o Health
-Entrovirus 68
-The Venezuelan virus - Ebola-like or worse. Rumored and possibly hushed up.
o Drugs
-more and more drugs flooding the US
o Illegal immigration
-open southern border

So you would hae to forgive me if I seem a little hesitant to throw a "we are Ebola-free" party just yet.


My homeland has just entered WWIII with our PM mobilizing the Canadian armed forces to begin by bombing Syrians.

What has Syria ever done to Canada?

Nothing, yet tomorrow the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is dedicating it's ENTIRE news reporting facility to reporting on a disease which no one in Canada has.

And this National Ebola Day they're declaring is in addition to the NON-STOP reporting of the phandemic that's already ongoing.

The more our PM can put 'the fear' into the electorate, the greater the odds of his re-election.




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posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 11:44 AM
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Lucky for us Ebola has receded several times in the past. Historically we can be assured that it will again. a reply to: MarkJS



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 11:44 AM
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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: Krazysh0t


How many people do YOU know personally that have Ebola or were in bodily fluid contact with someone who was?
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Silly notion. I've never seen anyone die, ever.

I guess then that death is over rated. Silly me.


Death IS overrated. Everyone will die eventually. We will all experience it someday, fearing it only makes your life more miserable when you could be better utilizing your time worrying about things like being happy and content.



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 11:50 AM
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And again just to be clear this thread is about the overblown responses that have occurred due to Ebola. Not an argument against its danger or any other world woe at the moment.
Stay on target.as the computer in Star Wars admonished Luke Skywalker. LOL.

a reply to: MarkJS



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 11:56 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Nice dodge.

The nation dodged an ebola bullet, too. Now that people are coming out of the 21 day period and the girl who flew on an air line and her mate are safely sequestered, we can all increasingly breathe a little easier. The further spread in Dallas has been stopped by the actions taken. Everything is ow being handled correctly. Hopefiully more so in the future.

Stay tuned. Flights from Ebolaville continue round the world.

Now go back to sleep. Syrians are being bombed to bits as we speak. And Iraqis, Afghans, Libyans, Ukrainians, etc.



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 11:56 AM
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originally posted by: AutumnWitch657
And again just to be clear this thread is about the overblown responses that have occurred due to Ebola. Not an argument against its danger or any other world woe at the moment.
Stay on target.as the computer in Star Wars admonished Luke Skywalker. LOL.

a reply to: MarkJS



Ebola does not exist in a vacuum.

Many of us believe the "over blown responses" are specifically designed to distract us from the "other world woes" you mention.



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 11:56 AM
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True. The funniest phrase I've heard about life on earth is " Nobody gets out alive".
But chances are most of us won't be riding the Ebola train down the rail either. a reply to: Krazysh0t



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 12:02 PM
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a reply to: AutumnWitch657


Of course the threat is real and dangerous in west Africa but making a woman who vomits on an airplane spend her entire trip in a bathroom is just an overblown and totally unwarranted response.

Tell that to the other people on the flight.

Because of the hysteria, that is the fear response and the flight attendants did the only thing under the circumstances.

The choice for the crew being one uncomfortable passenger or an onboard riot?

Imagine putting her back in her seat with more barf bags while she continues to be sick? During the current scare?



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 12:05 PM
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Somehow having a bunch of high schoolers chanting Ebola Ebola to a Nigerian teammate doesn't seem to be a covert action to distract anyone. Nor telling a man who went to a funeral in an African country which has never had an Ebola outbreak to take the next three weeks off. Closing a government military installation because someone puked in the parking lot also seems to border on the extreme to me.
But if you see these things as mere distractions to more pressing world events I'd invite you to find any news agency that is ignoring all world events to the exclusivity of Ebola. So far as I can tell the rest of the disheartening and bad news is still being covered. reply to: Psynic



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 12:06 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t


you could be better utilizing your time worrying about things like being happy and content.

Gee, thanks dad.

All that warm and fuzzy stuff is great, i don't have a problem with any of it.

This is ATS. If you are having a problem with this or anyone then you need to go find some fuzzy palace and take a break?

Works for me.



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 12:09 PM
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originally posted by: AutumnWitch657
So far as I can tell the rest of the disheartening and bad news is still being covered. reply to: Psynic



Nope.

It has been continuous today, this day BEFORE our government news' declared, 'National Ebola Day'.



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 12:09 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

And your point? There are injustices all the time. It would be mentally draining to worry about every little injustice in the world 24/7. I certainly don't support the injustices, but I'm not going to go bats# insane over them happening since it's just a waste of energy. Ebola is the SAME thing. I knew that the government would clamp down on this. Yes there were a few hiccups, but in the end we will be fine. The most attention needed for this is just a weary eye, JUST IN CASE, but certainly not anything more.

Maybe if the infection rate was rising a bit more steadily or quickly, I'd fear it, but it isn't. There are 3 people total with Ebola in this country, one dead. I'm pretty sure I can sleep soundly at night knowing those statistics. Oh wait, maybe I should fear sleeping in my bed more! You know seeing as how the odds are 1 in 4238, something that is significantly higher than contracting Ebola.

The thing about this that makes it all worse is that fearmongers like you seem to believe that just because we don't fear the disease, we aren't keeping a weary eye. I AM keeping a weary eye on these events in case they do get too out of hand, but I'm NOT going to go all fear mode and start letting my emotions dictate my actions. That ALWAYS leads to disaster, kind of like this Ebola scare.
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posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 12:10 PM
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People have been puking on airplanes since the days of the Wright brothers. That's why every seat pocket has a vomit bag in it. What if it had been your kid who was banished to the toilet for the duration of the flight with no other entertainment than watching the blue liquid swirl around and go down the hole? What if they made you stay in the bathroom with that kid? The lady was not from Africa or Dallas or anyplace else where there might be a threat.
The point of each of those anecdotes was that none of those people had Ebola. a reply to: intrptr


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posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 12:13 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

Problem? I have no problem. I'm just trying to point out that you are being misled into a fear induced panic. If you don't want to take my advise, then by all means don't. I'm not here to hold your hand, but I will have no problem pointing it out if you are acting foolish.



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 12:16 PM
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Ummm... That's one station. If you really want to watch the news all day ( ugh who does) change the station to another news channel.
Better yet turn off the tv and go rake up those leaves in the back yard.
Yeah I'm a wife. LOL. reply to: Psynic


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